The Union Triangle Neighborhood
Some of the oldest homes in Schenectady's Union Triangle Neighborhood illustrate the Victorian style known as "Stick." Built before 1890, these homes have steeply pitched gables, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends, and wooden wall cladding (shingles or boards) interrupted by raised boards (stickwork) in horizontal, vertical, or diagonal patterns.
Stick styling was less popular than more ornate styles of the time. Relatively few buildings were constructed in this tradition, and the detailing that distinguishes the Stick style is often lost when homeowners add modern siding. Fortunately, several Stick buildings in the Union Triangle Neighborhood remain intact.